Today is Day of Silence (VIDEO)
LGBTQ Teens are Four Times More Likely to
Attempt Suicide than their Heterosexual Peers.
Day of Silence is coordinated nationally by the Gay, Lesbian
& Straight Education Network (GLSEN). This is a day in which
students from around the country take a vow of silence to bring
attention to homophobic, anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
name-calling, bullying & harassment faced in schools by students,
teachers & other school staff. Over 500,000 students from nearly
6,500 junior high & high schools in all 50 states & Puerto Rico have
participated over the years....
According to statistics provided by GLSEN:
More than 85 percent of LGBT students have been verbally harassed
Nearly 20 percent of LGBT students were physically assaulted by their
peers @ school...
Almost 40 percent of LGBT students reported that faculty & staff
never intervene when homophobic language is used in their presence...
Nearly 30 percent of LGBT students reported missing at least one
entire school day because they felt unsafe For More Info: GLSEN
Hear Audio Interviews w/ LGBT Leaders OUTTAKE VOICES™